|The idea for Asianadian came about in April of 1978. Tony Chan, Cheuk Kwan, and Paul Levine (also known as Lai Bo) were sitting in a restaurant discussing issues which concerned Asian Canadians of that time period|
The Asianadian: An Asian Canadian Magazine was published quarterly in Toronto between 1978 and 1985 during a period of significant anti-racism activism in Canada marked by ongoing debates on a fledgling multiculturalism, controversial media representations of people of colour and efforts to establish venues to feature an expanding volume of Asian Canadian cultural production. Its founding editors and contributors – minority writers, artists, and scholars, many of whom are today’s leading established Asian Canadian Studies scholars and creatives.
|Current space at Centre A at 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver|
For more information, please read: Alice Ming Wai Jim's “Asiancy and Visual Culture: The Asianadian Magazine, 1978–1985.” Journal of Canadian Art History (2016): 154–179.
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